Our uke program is going strong.
Now in its seventh year, the Doane Uschool Ukulele Program at John English has introduced over five hundred Gr. 3 students to this versatile instrument thanks to generous funding fromour school’s parent council (SAC) and support from our teachers and administrators.
We also offer two Advanced Lunch Classes on Tuesdays at noon where students who opt to continue can hone their ukulele skills and teachers are invited to learn along with the kids.
Here are some of the highlights John English Students have experienced as part of Doane Uschool:
- performing on the CIBC Trading Floor on Children’s Miracle Day on behalf of MusiCounts;
- serenading the Seniors at Humber Storefront;
- participating with schools from across the city each year on Uke Day;
- taking part in a University of Toronto study on the pro-social effects of group music lessons. musiceducationworks.wordpress.com/tag/benefits-of-ukulele/
If you’re available to assist with set up or help kids with finger placement – on Tuesdays from 12:30-2 pm – please contact Volunteer Organizer Jane Chapman-Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org – it’s a great way to learn the ukulele!
Ukulele in the Classroom Overview:
Melanie Doane on Teaching Kids Music:
Read the 2011 Star Article and watch the video from CIBC